November 9, 2016 in Editorials, Politics by

About Last Night…

In a stunning election determined largely by the white vote, I found silver lining in the fact that the whitest city in America – Portland – voted heavily against the guy from The Apprentice, favoring actual politicians in this political race. I struggle to find much more silver in the grey cloud. This morning Americans joined the UK

September 2, 2016 in 10 THINGS, Editorials by

10 Things: Unmissable Artists at Bumbershoot 2016

This year’s Seattle Center music festival marks my second rodeo, but there are still many firsts to be had. Today, Seattle’s gargantuan end-of-Summer music fest kicks off, and just like last time I’m in disbelief of all the high quality live music I get to witness. I didn’t think that Bumbershoot 2016 could come close

August 11, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: AlunaGeorge Slays @ Wonder Ballroom

If this review reads like a love letter to what I considered ‘The Aluna Show,’ it’s because it is. [Editor’s Note: This post marks Michelle’s second contribution to Concert Buds, which is super appropriate since she’s the one who suggested I check-out AlunaGeorge in the first place. I listened, and enjoyed them enough to push

July 30, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The highs and lows of this year’s CHBP in Seattle. In the days before Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, I became enraged when I found out that NAO—the alternative R&B singer who was 50% of the reason I bought a CHBP Sunday ticket—had canceled. Apparently, NAO had run into some travel issues from the UK,

June 13, 2016 in Editorials, Women by

Most Out Here

I decided to do a photography post of all the stuff I’ve shot in the last month, showcasing events, photo shoots and special Ms. Lopez Media projects I’ve been working on. Keep up with my grind and all the dope moments I get to capture and be a part of! #mostouthere #MsLopezMedia The beginning of

June 13, 2016 in Editorials, Interviews by

League of Assassins Review + Interview

This past weekend I had the opportunity to host the 3rd installment of the Deadly Assassins “League of Assassins” dance event at Encore studios. For about 10 years now I’ve been heavily involved in the support of the Krump movement in the NW attending many shows and workshops along the way but this event has

June 7, 2016 in Cannabis, Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Corinne Bailey Rae Plays Intimate Show for Portland Crowd

The British soul singer had us singing in tune, clapping on beat, and demanding encores in the small space at Mississippi Studios. PHOTOS BY JENNI MOORE Mississippi Studios seems almost too small a venue for such a widely respected and established talent, but it was actually an appropriately intimate environment to experience Bailey Rae’s well-rounded

June 2, 2016 in Editorials, Features, Music by

Portland Producer Bravo Domo Exists At The Vertex Where Krump And Hip-Hop Meet

If you haven’t heard of producer Bravo Domo as of yet, it’s probably a good idea to get familiar. The Portland native has made a real splash as of late capturing the attention of fellow Portland mainstays Mic Capes, Vinnie Dewayne, and most recently completed an entire EP with Yo! X titled “Silent Waves”. Putting his own

June 2, 2016 in Editorials, Interviews, Video by

Marcus “Crownz” Cooper Talks About Krump, His Crew, and Their Upcoming Event

Listen, I can’t really dance. I mean, like most people with a modicum of musical talent I can learn the latest dance fads and get successfully jiggy in the club, but it’d be pretty far-fetched to catch me confidently gigging down a Soul Train line or accepting an invitation to battle. It’s not for lack of

June 1, 2016 in Editorials, Live Music by

The THESIS IXX: Mic Capes, Maze Koroma, STRAY, Samuel The First

Tomorrow night we celebrate our 19th consecutive month of TheTHESIS, and we could’t be more excited about the lineup. I let loose of the curating reigns one time in honor of Ms. Renee Lopez, WOHM’s lead photog, whose birthday happens to be on the same date. She did a great job filling in the slots,